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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

5901 South Hwy. 163, Columbia, MO 65203
573-449-7402
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Owner description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and... more » Owner description: Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment – and lets them peek into Missouri’s underworld. The park contains some of the most popular hiking trails in the state and also offers solitude while hiking in the Gans Creek Wild Area. Visitors can also see a large cave system with its rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil's Icebox. You can explore Connor's Cave in the light of the opening for a taste of the underground world. « less
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Columbia, Missouri
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131 reviews 131 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've been here 4 times now and it's a great place to get out of town real quick and discover local nature. Awesome rock bridge that you can go in, and also go over. There's wooden walkways all the way up and over towards the cave. Some say it is haunted by a benevolent spirit and people have died in... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you want a little park with a big heart and a great adventure for free this is the park to go to. I've been taking my kids there for ever. Bats, fish, scenery and coolness and running water it has everything!

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The site of an old mill, this park is full of wildlife and interesting nooks and crannies to explore. Plenty of trails, rock formations, and plant life to check out.

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The trails in the park are relatively short, which is why I can only give it 4 stars. However, if you're looking to spend an hour or so hiking and enjoying some great examples of area scenery this is a good choice.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Rock Bridge and Devil's Icebox are icons around Columbia, Missouri. The State does a relatively good job of maintaining the paths, and this is always a favorite spot for an afternoon walk regardless of the season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have gone here several times in the spring and fall to enjoy the nature. It is a great place to hike or just stay on the boardwalk if you don't feel like anything to strenous. We love going back and going into the cave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Park has something for everyone: short trail to natural bridge, longer hiking and biking trails, or over a mile of cave system for experienced spelunkers. Lots of good birding opportunities. Having lived in Columbia over 30 years, have taken my kids and visitors there many times.

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Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The park is close to the center of town but offiers and outdoor experience. The Icebox to me is not as much of an attaction as are the hiking trails. It is karst topography.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Seeing the cave is a must, but don't miss out on the many other beautiful, peaceful trails to explore in this natural and unique setting.

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Missouri, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place for youth to learn hiking skills, such as in Scouting. Easy to get in an all weather 5 mile hike for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Very pretty in snowy weather. You feel isolated, but actually never far from help of needed. Many school field trips here. Great programs available including caving tours.

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